Exhibitions

Test Bed ’71: how to make an exhibition

So exactly what goes into designing and installing an exhibition? Visitors to Test Bed ’71 at Sharjah’s 1971 Design Space (sessions between 3 and 5 Oct) can find out. A series of guided tours of past 1971 Design Space shows […]

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Art

Sharjah Biennial programme unveiled

Sharjah Biennial is spreading its wings. SB13 will now unfold in five sections across the year from October 2016, encompassing the main exhibitions and a public programme in two acts in Sharjah and Beirut; a year-long educational programme in Sharjah; […]

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Design

Cairo comes to Dubai (via Dubai Design Week)

Dubai Design Week has selected Cairo for this year’s Iconic City exhibition, and this one looks a significant upgrade on the inaugural show last year which focused on Beirut. The idea is to explore (or at least illustrate) the culture […]

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Art

magpie recommends: ten must-see shows

The autumn 2016 gallery season is one of the best ever for the UAE. Here’s magpie’s pick of the shows we think you shouldn’t miss in the next week or so.   The Rose Garden In Mind Vol. II 15 […]

Art

From Arabia to Iran: Barjeel collection works set for Tehran

Tehran is definitely opening up to art. As well as the groundswell of home-ground talent emerging in local galleries and exhibitions (as well as on the international art scene), Iran is seeing more good-quality shows of externally sourced works with […]

Exhibitions

V&A’s Martin Roth resigns: did Brexit push him?

The German-born director of London’s V&A Museum, Martin Roth, has resigned. He’ll be leaving more or less immediately (“in the Autumn” says the official statement released 5 Sep). It seems that the vote of the UK’s electorate to leave the […]

Design

Amman Design Week: a welcome addition to the regional scene

Amman Design Week looks like a commendably ambitious first time out for a nine-day week of exhibitions, workshops for both adults and children, a talk series, guided tours, “culinary experiences” and independent events in creative spaces around the city. The […]

Art

Thread count: the invisibility cloak of tech

The upcoming art season in the UAE is looking like a humdinger, and the Fall exhibition at the NYUAD Art Gallery on Saadiyat sets a high standard. It’s not quite a blockbuster, but it’s still pretty impressive. Under the title […]